Students First

Joy is a former public school teacher, an executive with private sector experience, and a researcher with a passion for finding ways to improve our schools and improve student academic performance. Joy’s experience, dedication and passion for reform led to her appointment to the State Board of Education in January of 2012.


“I have received several notices from concerned parents and teachers that Janet Barresi is having our students troubleshoot a private contractor's software. This is happening on school time, taking students and teachers away from instruction in the classroom,” Hofmeister said.


“Any problems related to this software should be fixed on the company's time; not our children's or teachers'. Rather than ensuring that testing vendors taking millions of taxpayer dollars are able to do the job, our current State Superintendent is forcing districts to do the heavy lifting,” Hofmeister said.


“Concerned parents and teachers have reached out to me but done so out of fear. Barresi is forcing compliance with her wishes by threatening the funding of our community schools and the licenses of the educators leading them.”


“This is just another example of the constant bureaucratic overreach of Janet Barresi that has diminished local control of our schools and demoralized our teachers.”

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